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Forum: Literature & Films Yesterday, 23:48
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Ismail
Steeled in the Heat of Battle (1966 Albanian work on the partisan resistance in WWII)

https://archive.org/details/SteeledInTheHeatOfBattle

I scanned it an hour ago. Credit goes to Wonton Carter for sending it to me.
Forum: Learning 15th November 2014, 11:23
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Ismail
It should be noted that South Africa also had its...

It should be noted that South Africa also had its own interests and at times clashed with US imperialism over Angola. The Soviet revisionists were always skeptical about the ability of the MPLA to...
Forum: Learning 14th November 2014, 13:23
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Ismail
Differing economic circumstances are one thing,...

Differing economic circumstances are one thing, revisionism is another. I am reminded of those who defend the DPRK's Songun policy (which places the army as the most progressive and leading class in...
Forum: History 13th November 2014, 04:45
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Ismail
I figure the following doesn't merit its own...

I figure the following doesn't merit its own thread, but I've now scanned a 1974 book from the DPRK titled The Historical Experience of Agrarian Reform in Our Country.

Link:...
Forum: Literature & Films 11th November 2014, 15:42
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By Ismail
Marx, Engels and Lenin on the United States and Britain (PDF DLs)

On the USA:
https://archive.org/details/MarxandEngelsontheUnitedStates
https://archive.org/details/LeninOnTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica

I scanned those two (the first one today, the second a few...
Forum: Literature & Films 9th November 2014, 19:55
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Ismail
The Rise of the American Nation: 1789-1824 (PDF DL)

I scanned this earlier today: https://archive.org/details/TheRiseOfTheAmericanNation

You can find other lefty works on early US history (alongside unrelated subjects) here:...
Forum: Literature & Films 8th November 2014, 11:57
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Ismail
Soviet Women has now been scanned.

Soviet Women has now been scanned.
Forum: Literature & Films 4th November 2014, 21:16
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Ismail
PDFs of two books by William M. Mandel ("Soviet Women" and "Soviet But Not Russian")

William Mandel made a name for himself in the 1940s-80s as someone who analyzed Soviet affairs from a sympathetic perspective, obviously in contrast to the vast majority of Sovietologists. I received...
Forum: History 3rd November 2014, 23:27
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Ismail
Joseph Weydemeyer: Pioneer of American Socialism (PDF DL)

I just scanned this with permission from International Publishers (which put it out in 1947.) You can download it here: https://archive.org/details/JosephWeydemeyerPioneerOfAmericanSocialism

To...
Forum: Politics 1st November 2014, 23:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ismail
According to Al Jazeera: Obviously Sankara...

According to Al Jazeera:
Obviously Sankara didn't have a consistent ideology but he was certainly one of Africa's best leaders, which is why the workers and students in the country invoke his name...
Forum: History 30th September 2014, 15:36
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Ismail
Modern History of Korea (1979 book from the DPRK, PDF inside)

I scanned this earlier today. Credit goes to RevLeft user Wonton Carter for buying it so I could do so.

Download link:...
Forum: Literature & Films 20th September 2014, 22:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By Ismail
Since I last posted the following three Soviet...

Since I last posted the following three Soviet works have been scanned:
* Patrice Lumumba (a Soviet pamphlet on his life)
* Frederick Engels: A Short Biography
* International Working-Class and...
Forum: Women's Struggle 16th September 2014, 22:56
Replies: 147
Views: 9,414
Posted By Ismail
For what it's worth to you (not much considering...

For what it's worth to you (not much considering your past posts on the forum), there was the Democratic Workers Party, which was led by a woman and with a largely female membership. There wasn't...
Forum: Politics 7th September 2014, 05:38
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
It doesn't necessarily have to do so, but...

It doesn't necessarily have to do so, but national tasks are often different in each country. A truly "international party" run from a single center and operating simultaneously in Senegal and Sudan,...
Forum: Politics 4th September 2014, 14:22
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
I don't see how Hoxha had a "paternal role" for...

I don't see how Hoxha had a "paternal role" for Albanians but Tito didn't for Yugoslavs. Furthermore Tito was proclaimed "President for life."

I think the difference in leadership style between...
Forum: Politics 4th September 2014, 01:05
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
IMO nepotism in this case is if brothers and...

IMO nepotism in this case is if brothers and sisters or sons and daughters are getting positions, which wasn't the case in Albania, I'm not sure if that applies to Yugoslavia as well.

I say this...
Forum: Politics 3rd September 2014, 07:16
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
I have two of his works. I consulted both. ...

I have two of his works. I consulted both.

The Balkans, 2001, p. 561: "Hoxha's xenophobia had a sound historical footing - the Ottoman Empire, the European great powers and Albania's neighbours,...
Forum: Politics 31st August 2014, 20:25
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
Do you actually have a source for this? Bourgeois...

Do you actually have a source for this? Bourgeois accounts note that Hoxha resented the Yugoslav domination of Albania and its attempts to turn the country into a neo-colony. Milovan Đilas' own...
Forum: Politics 31st August 2014, 01:06
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
True to my STALINISM, I took the opportunity to...

True to my STALINISM, I took the opportunity to replace the second instance with "and so on."
Forum: Politics 30th August 2014, 23:24
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
The modern-day Chinese government claims it is...

The modern-day Chinese government claims it is fulfilling the tasks of the dictatorship of the proletariat as well, as does Cuba and the DPRK. Obviously this isn't the case in practice.

The...
Forum: Politics 29th August 2014, 23:12
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Alban...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Albanian_split
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Albanian_split

"There is nothing unknown about what socialism is, what it represents and what it...
Forum: Politics 29th August 2014, 22:32
Replies: 63
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ismail
The CPGB-ML claims that modern-day China is a...

The CPGB-ML claims that modern-day China is a great example of socialism. The UK's foremost expert on Socialist Albania, Bill Bland, was expelled from the Stalin Society in the early 90s because of a...
Forum: Literature & Films 29th August 2014, 21:54
Replies: 745
Views: 36,326
Posted By Ismail
Soviet Economic Development since 1917 by Maurice...

Soviet Economic Development since 1917 by Maurice Dobb, third edition from 1953. I had it for a while but had various other books to read first.

Dobb was a British economist and CPGB member. He...
Forum: Learning 13th August 2014, 11:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ismail
As Engels noted...

As Engels noted (http://www.marx2mao.com/M&E/AD78.html), "neither conversion into joint-stock companies [and trusts] nor conversion into state property deprives the productive forces of their...
Forum: Learning 12th August 2014, 06:34
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ismail
Taken up by the media, by the foreign...

Taken up by the media, by the foreign representatives of Albania, and by the government itself. I'd say that constitutes enough influence for one to speak accurately of the Albanian position on X...
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